1 hula hoop (spray painted) + 2 strings of icicle lights and duct tape = outdoor dining area chandelier.
Baking Soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and nothing will grow there. I use baking soda in a 6" wide area around all of the edges of my flower beds to keep the grass and weeds from growing into my beds. Just sprinkle it onto the soil so that it covers it lightly. I usually have to do this twice a year - spring and fall.
This vibrant outdoor room uses colorful curtains and patterned pillows to achieve its carefree summer look.